Stress and Resilience in the wake of COVID-19 (STAR) Study | The STAR study will examine the experience of cumulative life stress and the way individuals manage their emotions in the context of COVID-19. We are currently recruiting adults ages 18 and beyond (see STAR Older Adult (60+) Flyer. Call/text (207) 835-1994 or email Maine Mood Lab to participate or learn more.
Emotion Regulation in Aging (ERA) Study | The aim of the ERA study is to better understand how older adults monitor, evaluate, and modify their emotional reactions to sad mood. Data collection is complete.
Attention and Elaboration (AAE) Study | The AAE study is a 3-part longitudinal study that aims to examine cognitive risk factors and their physiological concomitants (i.e. HRV, GSR, EMG) in adults with a history depression. Data collection is complete.
The Stress Impacts Behavior Study (SIBS) | The aim of the SIBS Study is to better understand the cognitive and physiological factors associated with suicidal ideation in individuals with a history of non-suicidal self-injury. Data collection is complete.
Ecological Validity of Emotion Regulation (EVER) Study | The EVER study aims to investigate individual differences in emotion regulation using digital phenotyping and to evaluate how emotion regulation strategies are associated with physiological responses to sad mood.
Psychometrics of Psychological Constructs Study | The Psychometrics of Psychological Constructs Study aims to evaluate the factor structure of several commonly used self-report measures related to depression. Data collection is complete.
Our lab is involved in several ongoing collaborations with researchers outside of the University of Maine Psychology Department.
- Our lab is working with David Fresco, Michael Moore and Mark Lau on a project examining mechanisms of change following Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
- Mobile delivery of MBCT for older adults who reside in rural settings
- With Greg Brown at the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center we are working on projects examining the assessment and treatment of suicide attempts in a high-risk community sample.